July 29, 2014
Corporate Engagement Program

Representatives from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Altria Group and ThinkFoodGroup receive a personal, after-hours tour of the Newseum.

Newseum Launches Corporate Engagement Program

Corporate and foundation partners have made it possible for the Newseum to grow and expand its work in the six years we have been on Pennsylvania Avenue. On July 24, we celebrated these partnerships, as current members of the program and new friends to the Newseum attended Corporate Engagement Night to help launch the Corporate Engagement Program, our new membership program.

This event was the first in a series where intimate groups of corporations and foundations will come to the museum for an in-depth look at our mission, and how corporate and foundation support helps bring the five freedoms of the First Amendment to life through Newseum exhibitions, programmatic discussions and educational efforts. Take a look at photos from the event on the Newseum’s Flickr page.

Participants enjoyed personalized, after-hours tours, explored exhibits with curatorial and collections experts, and attended a special reception in the “Pictures of the Year” exhibition space. The capstone experience was an interactive class put on by Newseum educators, similar to those available for free to student groups who visit the museum. In 2013, Newseum educators taught nearly 800 classes to the more than 226,000 students who visited the museum. During their firsthand look at the ways students and teachers engage with the Newseum, attendees discovered that many contemporary issues that are front and center in American life have First Amendment implications.

To find out more about the Corporate Engagement Program, or request an invitation to the next Corporate Engagement Night, contact Kristin Goler, Manager/Corporate and Foundation Relations, at 202-292-6283 or kgoler@newseum.org.

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